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Three new Take Control ebooks document the just-released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

July 25, 2012

Ithaca, NY, July 25th, 2012—With Apple's new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system now available, Mac users who want more control over the upgrade process and who want to learn how to make the most of Mountain Lion's new features will be looking for expert assistance. A trio of new Take Control ebooks from TidBITS Publishing Inc. provides that help, with comprehensive upgrade assistance, a complete guide to using Mountain Lion effectively, and a close look at the Apple Mail email application.

Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion
by Joe Kissell
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Readers begin with a compatibility check, learn to make a suitable pre-upgrade backup, and then follow assorted pre-upgrade advice. Kissell describes several upgrade options: in-place (easy), clean install (for control freaks), and over Leopard (a time-saving option), or learn how to move your stuff from an older computer to a new one running Mountain Lion. Kissell also provides key post-installation steps and troubleshooting advice.

Take Control of Using Mountain Lion Take Control of Using Mountain Lion
by Matt Neuburg
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The ebook opens with a look at what's new in Mountain Lion from both 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion. Next, specific topics delve into OS X features, including Notifications, Gatekeeper, and the new "modern document model" that gives Mac users three ways to save documents: the old way, the new way, or the new way with iCloud. Neuburg also looks deeply at how to locate files and launch applications, and he discusses how to customize the menu bar, Finder windows, the Dock, Launchpad, and much more.

Take Control of Apple Mail in Mountain Lion Take Control of Apple Mail in Mountain Lion
by Joe Kissell
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Chockablock with advice and information that goes way beyond Apple's online help, this ebook explains how to use Apple Mail productively and efficiently, with a look both at email basics and at advanced features like Gmail integration and smart mailboxes. Kissell also covers new-in-Mountain-Lion features, including VIPs and Mail's integration with Notifications.

For a review copy or more information please email takecontrolpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

All three ebooks are available individually at the links given above, but users can also purchase them together in a three-title bundle with a 30% savings by following this coupon-embedded link: http://tid.bl.it/mountain-lion-trio-press

About Take Control Ebooks
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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